18 February 2010

Tourism and Poverty

"Spending by tourists in developing countries is almost three times the level of official development assistance."
(ODI launch for "Tourism and Poverty" by Jonathan Mitchell and Caroline Ashley)

I am mildly amazed. I knew that private remittances exceeded official development assistance but tourist spending as well?! Where is TourismWatch Bill Easterly? Why does this issue get so little attention?

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